[cap-talk] "ambient authority" on wiki.erights.org

Karp, Alan H alan.karp at hp.com
Mon Jun 15 14:29:57 EDT 2009

David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> The dereference of the static variable represents use of ambient authority.
No it doesn't.  The object is referenced explicitly.  The fact that any object can use the reference is irrelevant to whether or permissions are ambient.

Alan Karp
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